Category Archives: My family

The infant terrorist There is a special reason why The Legal Genealogist is so very happy to be in Portland for today’s seminar of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Two special reasons, as a matter of fact. One of them … Continue reading

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The rest of the marriage story Tomorrow marks the 98th anniversary of the day when a pair of 18-year-olds stood before a Texas judge and exchanged their wedding vows. And a year ago, The Legal Genealogist told the tale of … Continue reading

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Still no answers It was 132 years ago today that one of the family’s mystery ladies passed out of this world, taking her secrets with her. We know her first name — Nancy. And — as The Legal Genealogist first … Continue reading

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That birthday… He was, without exaggeration, the perfect kid to have at the tail end of a very long sibling parade. If you were getting ready to head off in the car, he would always ask the same question: “Can … Continue reading

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The boy in the picture The attic was a place where, it seemed, anything might be found. Old clothes to dress up in. A place to hide when the younger kids were just too annoying. An education in anatomy, through … Continue reading

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Facts but not stories Today is the 119th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Carlton Livingston. Youngest of the nine children born to my second great grandmother Martha Louise (Shew) Baird Livingston, the eighth by Arthur’s father Abigah C. Livingston, … Continue reading

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Finding the unexpected So The Legal Genealogist is on the road (again) (yeah, what else is new, I know, I know), this time in Chicago where I have the honor of speaking to the Chicago Genealogical Society today. It’s going … Continue reading

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Surnames passing on a bus The question practically jumped off the screen. The Legal Genealogist was perusing the latest posts on Facebook and this question appeared, posted by my friend Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy: “Did you ever see … Continue reading

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Richard Ivan Moore, 1939-2014 “Am I a keeper?” he asked. The question came unexpectedly at the end of the visit where The Legal Genealogist had gotten to know members of the extended family for the first time. It came about … Continue reading

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Only in our hearts Thursday of this past week would have been her 116th birthday. My grandmother, Opal E. Robertson, oldest of the four children of Jasper and Eula (Baird) Robertson, was born 21 August 1898, in Eagle Lake, Colorado … Continue reading

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